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Liverpool’s Salah is the idol of his Egyptian village

Further enhancing his status as a national hero, Mohamed Salah played a key role in leading Egypt to the World Cup finals in Russia later this year

State of emergency in Egypt after Islamic State church bombings kill 44

The attacks in the Nile Delta cities of Tanta and Alexandria followed a Cairo church bombing in December.

Egypt’s PM calls Muslim Brotherhood ‘terrorist’ group

After a car bomb killed 14 people in Mansoura, Egypt's prime minister has labelled the Islamist party, the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist group.

Protests called as Egypt’s draft constitution rushed through

An Egyptian panel boycotted by Christians and liberals on Friday adopted a draft constitution with an Islamist bent that activists are unhappy with.

Arab League meets to extend mission in Syria

The Arab League has met for talks to extend its observer mission to Syria, with Riyadh 'pulling its observers' as Damascus has not kept its promises.

Egypt court orders release of jailed blogger Alaa

Egypt's judiciary has decided to free blogger and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, who has spent the past two months in custody for inciting violence.

Egypt sectarian deaths slammed amid civil war fear

Egyptian media on Monday accused "anti-revolutionaries" of trying to trigger sectarian conflict.

Sectarian clashes in Egypt leave 13 dead

Sectarian clashes killed at least 13 people in Cairo on Wednesday as old regime diehards attacked pro-democracy protesters.

Egypt opposition hopes for Tunisia-style protests

Egyptian opposition groups have launched a nationwide call for protests on Tuesday, in the hope that Tunisia's popular uprising will embolden crowds.

Iraq launches Baghdad security crackdown

Iraq clamped a raft of draconian new security rules on its war-torn capital on Wednesday amid mystery over the whereabouts of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whom United States officials say has fled to Iran. US defence officials claimed that the anti-American cleric had travelled to Tehran two or three weeks ago.

Key Saddam lawyers boycott trial

The last phase of the turbulent trial of Saddam Hussein on charges of crimes against humanity resumed on Monday with a boycott by the deposed Iraqi leader and key members of the defence team. The Iraqi high tribunal said it would continue to hear the defence's closing arguments with or without Saddam or his lawyers.

Deadly street battles prompt daytime Baghdad curfew

A daytime gun battle in the capital between Sunni insurgents and Shi'ite militiamen prompted the Iraqi government to tighten the Baghdad curfew on Friday as 22 people died in two bombings. The street fighting on Haifa Street on Baghdad's west side broke out after militiamen loyal to Shi'ite radical leader Moqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi Army came under attack from Sunni Arab gunmen.

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